Fox gives a release date for the movie adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestselling novel, THE HATE U GIVE, and we are ready.
The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg, is the story about a teen girl living in a poverty stricken neighborhood, but going to a suburban prep school, who witnesses the shooting of her childhood black best friend by a white police officer, and the challenges that await her, her friends, and her family in the aftermath, now has a release date of October 19, 2018.
The movie, which started filming last fall, had earlier in the year gone through a setback with one of the original actors, Kian Lawley, when it was discovered he made some racial slurs that made it on the internet. Though the video was filmed prior to him being cast in the movie, it doesn’t negate the seriousness of his actions, and thus he was fired and Riverdale star KJ Apa replaced him as the protagonist’s boyfriend. This required reshoots, which likely caused a delay in the release date and the announcement of it.
However, now that we know when it’s happening, we’re excited for it and we’ll be counting down until the day of its release in theaters.
— T'ChAngie Thomas Doesn't Cast Films (@angiecthomas) September 12, 2017
The Hate U Give also stars Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Common, Lamar Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Drew Starkey, and Issa Rae.